Monday, June 16, 2014


I was standing in the line for airport security this morning when I got a text from Doug, my best bud since elementary school telling me Tony Gwynn had died. As a lifelong Padre fan, I don't need to tell you what a sad day it is for me.

Here I am in Hawaii. Obviously don't want to be bummed out while I'm on vacation and getting married. So I'll try to instead celebrate his life and "dedicate" my vacation to Mr. Padre, cheesy as that may sound.

The jewel of my Gwynn collection is his minor league card from his days on the Hawaii Islanders, so I guess that's kinda fitting.

Love you, Tony! Thanks for everything.


  1. I feel your pain. I was at work, and it just knocked the fun out of me. Have a great wedding!

  2. I was on my way back from Hawaii when I heard the news. Enjoy the Islands

  3. One day you'll be able to tell your grandkids (assuming you want kids) the story of your amazing wedding and how the trip was dedicated to Mr. Padre himself. Very cool way to honor #19. Rest in peace, Mr. Gwynn.

  4. Happy wedding day, Gavin! Remember every minute!!!